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Damas to Dainadubi: Dacoits run riot, villagers on night vigil

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Resubelpara, Aug 04: North Garo Hills, one of the newest districts of Meghalaya has been facing a lot of challenges of late. For most, the demands of militants have been as bad if not worse than the spate of dacoities that have been giving the people sleepless nights. The region’s neighboring Damas including Damra and Dainadubi has been attacked countless times by dacoits of all hues and colours. The people of the region have been resorting to one measure to counter them all – village patrol through the night.

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State Govt, ADCs accused of ignoring SC ruling on minor minerals mining

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Shillong, Aug 04: Environmentalist from Jaintia Hills, HH Mohrmen, has accused the state government along with the three Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) of ignoring Supreme Court (SC) order on mining of minor minerals within Meghalaya.
The Apex Court has made mining of minor minerals illegal without the State Environment Impact Assessment Committee (SEIAC) or MoEF clearance, irrespective of size of operations or ownership of land in use among others.

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1,500 Bangladeshi tribals seek refuge in India

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Agartala, Aug 04 (IANS): Over 1,500 tribals in Bangladesh fled to the Indian border along Tripura seeking refuge after ethnic strife broke out with non-tribal Muslims, officials said here Sunday.
"Over 1,500 men, women and children of Chakma and Tripuri tribes have taken shelter in the India-Bangladesh border village at Karbook after fleeing from five villages in Khagrachari district," Border Security Force (BSF) Deputy Inspector General Bhaskar Rawat informed.

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Abducted Kolkata based engineers finally released

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IMPHAL, Aug 04: The two abducted Kolkata based engineers have finally been released.
Abhijit Sinha and Debajit Sinha reached Imphal at around 7:30 am this morning stating that they were released on account of their innocence by their abductors. The two engineers said they were released by the abductors saying they were innocent people.

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ANVC(B) leaves Sohan to his ‘political patrons’

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Shillong, Aug 04: ANVC(B) has given up on GNLA C-in-C in their call to the latter to join hands for signing the peace pact.
ANVC(B) has repeatedly been asking GNLA C-in-C Sohan D Shira to join hands for signing the peace pact for lasting peace in Garo Hills.

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